View Full Version : Amyae breeding?

06-14-2006, 06:41 PM
Hello everybody! My amyae are 10 and 11 months old. I put the male in with female to see what would happen. I left the room for ten minutes and came back to see them breeding. The male had her by the neck. My questions are.

Is it to late in the season for breeding?

Should I leave male/female together for a long time, or just keep introducing them everyother day?

If breeding was successful, how long before she would lay eggs?

Any other info would be greatly appreciated! :D You can pm me if you prefer.

One more thing. There weights are 32grams male, 35grams female.



06-14-2006, 07:26 PM

isn't 10 month too young for a female to breed? I have a N.levis female, she's also 10 month old but I thougt it would be better to wait until next year. But perhaps your animals have grown more fast. I would not keep them together for a long time. I would keep them separatly and just introduce them for a short time for breeding. But I don't have amyae so let's wait what experienced breeders will say :)


06-14-2006, 08:25 PM
Hi Travis

If you are in Montana "the Big Sky Country" USA, is it not summer now?

If thats the case why is it too late in the season - its just started.

Ideally 18-24 months is best for breeding, however in nature & in general they are capable of breeding at 1 year of age. Ideal breeding weight is something like 45-50 grams however.

Eggs generally hatch in 70 days - depending on your temps you incubate at.

I would keep them together now for a total of 3-4 days & then remove the male.

If successful she should lay in 4-5 weeks as its probably her first clutch.

Good luck with it all.

06-15-2006, 03:41 PM
Indeed, I think 10 months is a bit young, so I would breed her "light" this year and not push her too much. Put lots of weight on her for next year before putting the pair together again next season.

Typically I leave my pairs together for the season, but I have mine in fairly large enclosures with many hiding places.

Introducing the male periodically is also just as effective



06-15-2006, 06:29 PM
Thanks for the responses! I hadnt planned on breeding this season. I just wanted to see them interact. The female looks very fat, so I hope she will do alright. Im not even sure if these animals were cooled down or not. So I dont know if they are ready to be bred. I'll keep you guy and gals updated.

Thanks again,


06-15-2006, 07:07 PM
I agree with Gecko84

06-15-2006, 08:30 PM
Clarification on my previous post---

I normally wouldn't recommend breeding a female that young but since Travis had already placed the pair together and witnessed breeding activity, I said to just breed her light this year since she is likely impregnated already.


06-16-2006, 05:45 PM
Nicole, How does one breed lightly? Dont they just breed one time and then lay 1 or more cluches. How could I stop her from laying? Maybe cool her down or slow feeding? Thanks 8)


06-16-2006, 05:52 PM
I wouldn't have bred them at all at that age really.

Ken Bartenfeld
06-16-2006, 06:47 PM
I would not breed them AT ALL at 10 months either.

06-16-2006, 07:20 PM
Yes, that's what I was trying to say......
how does one repair what is already done though?


06-17-2006, 08:12 AM
Thats what I was saying 18-24 months is best, depending on weight.

I doubt you can do anything now - whats done is done.

She may not even lay, or it may not have been successful.

Anyway look at the bright side - Nephrurus can lay without a male present & without mating - take my word for that.

Its not the end of the world after she lays dont put her back with the male & I probably would not let her breed again for 1 year.

How long do they store semen for though?

06-17-2006, 02:33 PM
I'm not sure on Nephrurus, but my Rhacodactylus have stored sperm all season long, producing fertile eggs until they are cooled down. Not sure if that translates to this genus however.


06-17-2006, 06:30 PM
I hadnt planned on breeding this season. I just wanted to see them interact


06-18-2006, 05:21 PM
I know I'm a bad person. Sham on me! :oops:


06-19-2006, 12:06 AM
Travis I think everything will work out just fine......


06-25-2006, 06:58 PM

I would just keep her well fed and not worry too much about it. She may or may not go. Think about this, in the wild she would bask, hide, hunt, and what ever else they do, right along side adult males. I doubt a male is going to walk up to her and ask how old she is.....Umm mr. male amyae, I am 10 months old, and he going to be on his merry way. He's going to attempt to breed her. Unless he's a lot larger than her, then he's going to try to eat her. If she has good weight and has the proper support (food intake) she could lay. I have had many nephrurus begin to produce eggs at a young age and less than the recomended weight. At that point, I throw male in with her, and I usually get good eggs and offspring. I would not push hard to breed her any further, but if she goes she goes. I have personally seen animals breed at 10 months old , but they were huge, ~55 grams. I have also been told by a known breeder that he starts his females at 35 grams and gets 6-8 clutches a year out of them. Some of you on this forum have purchased animals from him, but will leave him nameless. I do think in the long run you may end up with a smaller adult size though...Just my thoughts.

06-26-2006, 08:10 PM
i really want to get some of this species. i am in australia, does anyone know of anyone over here that breeds this beautiful species.
i think that you should have let the female breed when she was a bit bigger, but like what was said, it does happen in the wild. if she does lay eggs then its not a bad thing, you will just have some little ones. goodluck, cheers